An employee of Hondaafushi, an island resort established in H. Dh. Atoll, was arrested by the Maldives Police Service this Wednesday. Travelling in and out of resort he breached the direct the decree made by Director General of Public Health that prohibit movement between resorts and residential islands in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The individual was described by the police as 22 year old Maldivian male who had travelled to the resort Hondaafushi from the local island of H. Dh. Hanimaadhoo on the Wednesday night.
He trespassed the resort without permission from the resort management claiming to have returned to take back his belongings in the resort, to go back to the local island that very night.
Not surprisingly, he was apprehended by the authorities under the court order form Hanimaadhoo.
Due to the rising COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives has been announced to be in a state of public health emergency, permitting the Director General of Public Health the jurisdiction to infuse certain initiatives to fight the virus.
Such as prohibiting excursions between local islands and resorts.
13 people, working or on a vacation in either resorts and safaris have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Maldives. 5 of the 13 people, were from Kuredu Island Resort and 2 were from Anantara Dhigu, while the other 2 appeared to be from Sandies Bathala. There were 2 others seen in Kuramathi Island Resort and 2 more from Island Safari-1.
Fortunately, eight have been declared to have recovered, though for extra precaution will be closely put on surveillance at the isolation facilities.
Though eight patients have fortunately recovered and so far, successfully containing the virus, Maldivian health authorities have notified that it does not diminish the threat COVID-19 poses to the general public.
Citizens have been asked to be alert and stay at home.